LeTourneau University

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School Overview

LeTourneau University, located in Longview, Texas, is a private, interdenominational Christian University. A few of the educational programs offered at Letourneau include aeronautical science, education, business, and engineering.

Graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered at the university’s main campus, online as well as at satellite education centers for working adults located in Austin, Dallas, Bedford, Houston, Tyler, and Longview, Texas.

LeTourneau was originally established to provided higher education opportunities to veterans returning from World War II and was founded as Letourneau Technical Institute by R.G. LeTourneau and his wife, Evelyn. The school has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, as one of “America’s Best Colleges.” Approximately 3000 students enroll at LeTourneau University each year.

General Information

Admission Office
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607-7001
(903) 233-4300
(800) 759-8811
Fax: (903) 233-4301

Contact: James Townsend
Director of Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607-7001
(903) 233-3000
Total undergrads: 3,371
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 341
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,296
Graduate enrollment: 291

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 1,339
Percent Admitted: 56%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 41%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 520 (25th Percentile)
  • 650 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 540 (25th Percentile)
  • 670 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 480 (25th Percentile)
  • 610 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 29 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 29 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $17,910 $19,140 $20,400 $21,980 +7.75%
Books and Supplies $1,280 $1,300 $1,365 $1,390 +1.83%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,950 $7,500 $7,950 $8,390 +5.53%
Other $2,162 $2,200 $2,305 $2,350 +1.95%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,302 $30,140 $32,020 $34,110 +6.53%
In-state Off Campus $19,190 $20,440 $21,765 $23,370 +7.37%
In-state with Family $19,190 $20,440 $21,765 $23,370 +7.37%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $12,400
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,400
Out-of-state Student Fees $100

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 335 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 324 95% $3,089,392 $9,535
• Federal grants 90 26% $412,113 $4,579
• Pell grants 90 26% $279,580 $3,106
• Other federal grants 84 25% $132,533 $1,578
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 73 21% $235,627 $3,228
Institutional scholarships or grants 313 92% $2,441,652 $7,801
Student loan financial aid 221 65% $1,686,182 $7,630
• Federal student loans 220 65% $1,277,149 $5,805
• Other student loans 40 12% $409,033 $10,226

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 814 124 9
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9
Biology/biological Sciences, General 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 349 84
Accounting 5
Business Administration and Management, General 323 71
Finance, General 4 7
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 2 4
International Business/trade/commerce 5 1
Management Information Systems, General 2
Marketing/marketing Management, General 3 1
Operations Management and Supervision
Transportation/mobility Management 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 2
Computer Science 7
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 2
Information Science/studies 2
Education 224 40 8
Business Teacher Education 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 40
Educational/instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 207 8
English/language Arts Teacher Education 3
History Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 6
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Engineering 77
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1
Computer Engineering, General 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 14
Engineering, Other 7
Mechanical Engineering 45
Metallurgical Engineering
Engineering Technology, General 20 1
Aeronautical/aerospace Engineering Technology/technician 7
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 1
Drafting and Design Technology/technician, General 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other
Engineering/industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/technicians, Other 3
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 6
Metallurgical Technology/technician
Welding Engineering Technology/technician 1
English Language and Literature/letters 2
English Language and Literature, General 2
History 6
History, Other 6
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics, General 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 20
Mathematics and Computer Science 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 5
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physical Chemistry
Psychology 23
Developmental and Child Psychology 4
Psychology, General 19
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
Theology and Religious Vocations 19
Bible/biblical Studies 4
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 5
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 4
Youth Ministry 6
Transportation and Materials Moving 33
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 10
Aviation/airway Management and Operations 23
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Business Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Computer Engineering B
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics B
Aircraft Powerplant Technology B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
PhysicalTheoretical Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Traffic Control A
Air Transportation B
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

LeTourneau University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (903) 233-3000
Website: www.letu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.letu.edu/admissions/index.html
Address: 2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75602
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,150
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,266 (40% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $31,270
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,270
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $18,974

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

LeTourneau University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at LeTourneau University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 117
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 5
Education 185
Engineering 76
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 181
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 122
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 23
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 12
Theology and Religious Vocations 6
Transportation and Materials Moving 14
Grand total 57324

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at LeTourneau University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $31,270
Out-of-state $31,270
Books and supplies $1,612

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $18,618
Out-of-state $18,618

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 308 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 308 100% $18,974
Student loan aid 194 63% $8,629

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,489 53% $17,327
Federal student loans 1,135 41% $8,052

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for LeTourneau University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled LeTourneau University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,314 1,303 1,011
Percent admitted 100% 52% 35%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 18% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

LeTourneau University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,150
Undergraduate enrollment 2,862
Graduate enrollment 288

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

LeTourneau University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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